South Mountain Environmental Education Center

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Caption: Visitors can pick up hiking maps and trail information at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center


10409 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85042-8302
(602) 753-6047
Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon. 

Thanks to a partnership between the City of Phoenix and the non-profit South Mountain Sonoran Desert Coalition, the center is now open four days a week. 

Visitors can pick up trail maps, and ask on-site volunteers for hike suggestions or just general information. 

The museum's interpretive displays provide visitors insight into the Sonoran Desert ecosystem found right outside the center's doors. A series of trails, including the wheelchair-accessible Judith Tunell trail, adjacent to the center mean desert exploration is just a step away.